Does Taxing Soda Make Cents or Sense?

Will taxing and putting warning labels on soda discourage people from buying it?  Has this method discouraged people from using tobacco?  Should tax revenue from sodas and sugary beverages be used in anti-soda campaigns or put in a fund for healthier school food?  The rise in childhood obesity r...

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If Serving Size is Increased, Will Waist Size Decrease?

The Food and Drug Administration is considering increasing serving size on nutrition labels to match what people are actually consuming as a serving.  This in turn will increase the calorie amount and determine all the other nutritional values.  The hope is that people will think twice before go...

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A Junk Food Fight: Should the Government Get Involved?

Federal legislation banning junk food from schools is soon to be introduced.  Will something as powerful as the federal government work to keep junk foods out of schools?  Or is the answer to childhood obesity a more traditional approach with parents teaching their kids good eating habits?  Pare...

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Can One City Lose a Million Pounds?

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett hopes so.  He wants to inspire the residents of his city to be healthier and lose weight.  Mayor Cornett’s appeal is in response to his city listed as of one of the unhealthiest in America.  The OKC Million community challenge to lose a total of 1,000,000 pounds...

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How Food Labels Trick You into a Purchase

When you grocery shop do you find labels that tout “Natural Goodness, Kid Approved, Parent Tested, or Doctor Recommended” leading you to believe that the product is a good choice?  Marketers avoid regulation on front of package labels and rely on consumers trust in a name brand product by labeli...

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Can the Salt Police Get You to Cut Down?

The New York City Mayor is at it again.  In the past few years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was successful in getting chain restaurants to visibly display calories, and remove trans fats.  Now the Mayor has turned his attention to curbing the salt intake of city residents....

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